Regionalizing France: Decentralization or trompe l'oeil?
Neathery, Jody Lynn
Ambler, John S.
Doctor of Philosophy
The impact of French decentralization reforms undertaken in the early 1980s is examined. The study presents institutional, cultural, partisan, and policy models to explain economic performance changes across twenty-one metropolitan French regions. Regions are found to be still largely dependent on the French state, although elements of each model account for some regional economic differences.
Economics; Political science; International relations; International law